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Last Chance to Enter our Summer Prize Painting Competition and all about our New StudioTalk Program

Updated: Mar 4, 2022

Join hundreds of StudioTalk members and enter your painting for a chance to win £150 of online painting tuition.

Don't forget to paint your postcard from before august 31st
There's a great deal of new and exciting painting activities lined up for StudioTalk members heralded by the first of our new quarterly prize competitions' A Postcard From...'

Welcome to my latest blog and StudioTalk newsletter from Norfolk Painting School Live.

If you're a StudioTalk member and you've yet to send in your entry, then check out last week's on demand video for full details of our 'Postcard from..' prize competition and get your entry in . Entries received before 6pm (GMT) on 31st August are eligible for our top prize of £150 of online painting tuition.

New Monthly Challenges designed to improve your painting

To coincide with our new teaching year in September, we'll be organising special themed Studiotalk Painting Challenges each month to complement our new quarterly prize competitions. Each challenge has been planned to coincide with big gallery show you can visit or courses you can attend, and

Devised by myself in conjunction with our tutors, these new challenges are designed to help StudioTalk members explore their creativity, test their technical painting skills and develop in exciting new directions.

'The simpler, the better' Challenge, this September on Studiotalk

As we start the new painting year, I'll be setting my first StudioTalk Painting Challenge: ' The simpler, the better.' With so many great artists proving that simple designs, bold colours and strong compositions make great paintings, I'l be challenging you to achieve more with less. Through the month I'll be hosting classes on the single but powerful painting skills behind Nocturnes, the power of simple colour in my Clever Colour class as well as those paradigms of making complex subjects simple: John Piper, Joan Eardley and Van Gogh.

'Paint Your Family' Challenge : This October on StudioTalk

Capturing a lifelike likeness is a brilliant skill for painters, so I'll be challenging you to paint your friends and family this September as a great way to help you focus on getting the sense of a person (or place for that matter), without making it all look as bit too stiff and photographic. It's a big ask - but the rewards for joining in could be immense. My Masterclass on Degas as well as my Focus On Modern Faces are great ways to get into the habit of capturing more than outward appearances on canvas.

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Jill Craig
Jill Craig
Aug 30, 2021

This will add more fun and enthusiasm to an already exciting and inspiring weekly programme from NPS. Even more reason to join in and get painting. Thank you for your never ending generous demonstrations full of technique and encouragement.

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